A 39-year-old Solon resident is out nearly $5,000 after he fell victim to a phone scame about a timeshare property, according to Solon Police.
The man said he was contacted about a month ago from a supposed brokerage firm inquiring about the man's membership in a vacation club in Mexico. The man on the phone told the victim he had a client interested in paying $945 for five weeks of vacation.
The caller told the victim to transfer $4,617 to the brokerage company as fees and tax payments. They also asked for his bank information and a copy of his driver's license, which the victim provided.
The man later because suspicious when the brokerage firm tried to get more money from him. He investigated and learned it was a scam.